Boskalis and Van Oord to construct artificial island off the coast of Jakarta (Indonesia)


A joint venture of Boskalis Westminster and Van Oord has been awarded a contract by PT Muara Wisesa Samudra to design and construct the artificial island for the Dredging and Land Development Works for Pluit City off the coast of Jakarta (Indonesia).
The contract carries a value of approximately EUR 350 million.

The project involves reclaiming approximately 160 hectares of new land requiring in excess of 20 million m3 of dredged sand.
Two jumbo trailing suction hopper dredgers will be deployed for the dredging and reclamation activities sourcing sand from local borrow areas.
The joint venture has announced that this will either be the 31,200m3 Vox Maxima or the 21,665m3 Rotterdam from the side of Van Oord and either the Fairway or the Queen of the Netherlands, both 35,500m3, from the side of Boskalis.
Soil improvement and rock revetment works, with rock sourced from local quarries, also form part of the project.
Work will commence immediately and the project is expected to be completed in 2018.
When constructed the new island will be used for both residential and commercial purposes.

Source: Boskalis Westminster and Van Oord, 28 January 2015